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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby nomko on Fri May 18, 2012 5:20 pm

Agree with you Nightstrike2009. I can't be bothered with Ubuntu neither. I tried 12.04 but damn..... that Unity is so ugly!!! Can't get used to it. Not my cup of tea :!: Debian....tried that too....always had issues with really ugly font rendering! Couldn't fix it and don't want to spend no more time on that issue. And i don't think Debian will ever fix this. I used to work with Ubuntu from 7.04 up till 10.04LTS but never had any issues whatsoever! Debian can't compete with Ubuntu's font rendering.

Xubuntu is a good distro to try. But i don't like that menubar at the bottom... Could be fixed.
Fedora...Gnome 3....gives me a bad taste in my mouth, an Unity taste...

KDE based distro?? Maybe. Not sure which one to try. OpenSuse?

I think if the development continues regarding Gnome3 and Unity, i might even go back to (yuck :shock: :oops: ) Windows.

No, don't know what to do without MInt. Although Mint has its drawbacks, as example the (in my humble opinion) crippled/stripped Caja and/or Nautilus. Many features for Nautilus which i used under Ubuntu doesn't work or isn't available under MInt. Bloody shame....
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby xenopeek on Fri May 18, 2012 5:52 pm

nomko wrote:Debian....tried that too....always had issues with really ugly font rendering! Couldn't fix it and don't want to spend no more time on that issue. ... Debian can't compete with Ubuntu's font rendering.

+1 to this. I love Debian, but I don't like the font rendering... If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, I'd probably switch to something safe like Xubuntu or Lubuntu, possibly go adventurous with CrunchBang or Arch Linux (but I'd prefer to keep a Debian base I think).
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Goz on Sun May 20, 2012 10:23 pm

Don't want to use Ubuntu so I'd use Xubuntu, Mepis,Kubuntu,or Bodhi..Maybe SoulOS.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby /dev/urandom on Fri May 25, 2012 4:54 am

Windows.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby xenopeek on Fri May 25, 2012 5:18 am

/dev/urandom wrote:Windows.

Well, that certainly puts pressure on the developers :D "I'll only use this Linux thing as long as you guys make it!" :wink:
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby /dev/urandom on Fri May 25, 2012 5:20 am

I don't intend to put pressure on them. I just answered the question. ;)
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby nomko on Fri May 25, 2012 6:50 am

/dev/urandom wrote:Windows.


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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby /dev/urandom on Fri May 25, 2012 6:52 am

In a world of BSD, who needs Linux?

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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby mint-me on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:07 am

probably Ubuntu, or Debian based SolusOS which is shaping up to be the coolest Debian!
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby cwwgateway on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:56 am

I'd use SolusOS, Debian Testing, or something of the sort. I could probably install the wheezy SolusOS alphas, which I presume point to testing, and use them to run solusOS based on testing. I've given up Ubuntu for now (I'm starting to transfer to LMDE), so I don't think I'd use any Ubuntu based distro, although if I were to come back the choices include PinguyOS and ZorinOS.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby realitykid on Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:03 pm

If Mint disappears, I'll use one of probably three choices.

1) Ubuntu - Since Mint is pretty much Ubuntu with a few tweaks, it wouldn't feel too unfamiliar to me in terms of how it functions underneath. The Unity interface might get me, but it is usable. If I couldn't get used to the Unity interface, I'd use MATE, or Cinnamon (if someone is still maintaining it).

2) Mepis Linux - I used it for a few months before. It's a pretty good operating system, and it's not too difficult to use.

3) Windows - It is very possible that I would go back to Windows if my first two options didn't pan out well for me. Chances of this happening if Mint goes away are next to non-existent at this point.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby heavy metal on Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:43 pm

I would use Sabayon linux 9 with gnome shell, a friend of mine is using it and it is very cool and is a rolling distro!
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Adelante on Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:45 pm

Agree. Sabayon 9 is gorgeous. I have the KDE version. It's nice and quick, though.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby MALsPa on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:01 pm

Adelante wrote:Agree. Sabayon 9 is gorgeous. I have the KDE version. It's nice and quick, though.


Same here. To my eyes, it's the most beautiful KDE desktop I've ever seen. I've only had it running here for a few weeks (well, the release date was June 9), but it sure looks like a nice distro!
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby linuxviolin on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:39 pm

Sabayon? Oh my God! Probably not, no thanks. Fedora, Mageia... With probably exclusively KDE, at least currently. Windows 7, a relatively good OS, even if some can think the contrary... :wink:
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby dholz on Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:41 pm

Actually BackTrack5 is kinda fun, although u might want to add a user for everyday use. Otherwise I really think the phone/tablet will be the most used when this laptop croaks so I'd be looking to port an alternative OS on the tablet at least....
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby ardchoille on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:00 pm

If I couldn't install Mint I'd be using Debian.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Iurydice on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:16 pm

I hope the scenario never happens, but I'd probably resort to Debian, maybe even Arch. Actually, I've never had a single-boot system, so I'd definitely sport two distros - Debian AND Arch, possibly Fedora as the third option. No going back to Windows, tho. :mrgreen:
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby MALsPa on Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:14 pm

Iurydice wrote:I've never had a single-boot system, so I'd definitely sport two distros - Debian AND Arch, possibly Fedora as the third option.


Debian would be a great choice.

And, I'll never go back to running only one distro. The way I figure it, I didn't like being tied down to only Windows, so why should I tie myself down to any one Linux distro?
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Iurydice on Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:16 pm

MALsPa wrote:And, I'll never go back to running only one distro. The way I figure it, I didn't like being tied down to only Windows, so why should I tie myself down to any one Linux distro?


Exactly :D Having just one distro gets boring pretty quickly, at least to me :)
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